Pastors Ray and Kami Oberst are 1996 graduates of Bolivar-Richburg Central School. High school sweethearts, they married in 1998 and began attending Family Church Fredonia (then known as Bible Christian Fellowship). They both served faithfully in various ministries, and in 2012 they assisted with a church plant in North East, PA, where Pastor Kami served as worship leader. During this time they also attended the Family Church Ministry Training Center in Jamestown, NY. They received their ministerial licenses in April 2015 and held their first services as pastors of Family Church Wellsville in September 2015.
Pastor Ray has a Master’s Degree from Fredonia State University of New York. He taught for 14 years at Silver Creek Elementary School and now teaches third grade at Bolivar-Richburg Elementary School. Pastor Kami has an Associates Degree from Jamestown Community College in Office Technology. She was employed four years as secretary at Family Church Fredonia before going on to start her own day care, which she directed for over 12 years. They enjoy hunting and the great outdoors and have two beautiful children: Luke and Sophia.